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Song joined Barcelona from Arsenal in 2012 (©GettyImages)
Song joined Barcelona from Arsenal in 2012 (©GettyImages).

Barcelona midfielder Alex Song has reiterated his commitment to the Catalan club, though admits he doesn't know what the future may hold.

Song, 26, is confident the club can achieve great things with new signing Neymar and is keen to be a part of what he believes will be a trophy-laden future.

The Cameroon international has struggled to win a starting spot in the Barca side, with fellow midfield anchors Sergio Busquets and Javier Mascherano often picked ahead of the former Premier League star.

It did, however, take time for the Bastia youth-product to find his place in the Arsenal side, with a loan spell at Charlton Athletic aiding his development.

Song did eventually grow into a key figure for the Gunners, appearing 34 times in the 2011-2012 season and forming an almost telepathic understanding with Dutch hit-man Robin van Persie.

Featuring in only 17 La Liga matches last season has led to rumours about the midfielder's future, with a return to the Premier League - and specifically Arsenal and Manchester United - featuring heavily throughout the summer's back pages.

The man who Barca paid £15m for is quick to commit to his current employers: "For the moment, I'm fully committed to Barca," quotes ESPN.

Song did, however, refuse to rule out a future move, admitting he enjoyed his time under Arsene Wenger: "We'll take whatever comes," he said. "I don't know what will happen tomorrow. I spent seven fantastic seasons there, but honestly, I'm not asking myself that question at the moment."

Whilst admitting enjoying himself in London, the cousin of former Liverpool and West Ham defender Rigobert Song is excited about the prospect of Neymar and Lionel Messi.

He believes the former Santos star is settling well and is confident the Brazilian will inspire the club to great things: "When he arrived, he wasn't in great shape and the coach tried to look after him," said Song.

"Now, he's slowly getting into condition. He's settling into the dressing room well. He's someone who loves life, likes working a lot, participates and really listens. No one can deny his talent. He shows it day in, day out.

"From match-to-match, he does better and better things. We're lucky to have a player of such quality. He's going to give us something extra. With players like him and Leo, who has been at the top of the game for the last five or six years, Barcelona is going to experience some great things in the future. "

Song will now jet off to help Cameroon face Tunisia in a World Cup qualifying fixture, before he looks to establish himself amongst the stars of the Barca squad.

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